Engineering & Manufacturing

NAI's world-class engineering, vertically integrated manufacturing and verification capabilities have been built with the intense focus of an organization that defines every action and investment based on our ability to Accelerate Your Time-to-Mission™.

  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Our in-house engineering team is comprised of electrical, hardware digital design, mechanical, software, test and quality engineers.
  • State-of-the-Art Design State-of-the-Art simulation and modeling is used to validate designs prior to initial prototyping.
  • Vertically Integrated Manufacturing At NAI, we’ve invested in both physical and work process integration. This includes integration of systems encompassing engineering control, ERP, MRP, shop-floor control and supporting supply chain systems.
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Our Services

In-House Ruggedization & Qualification

Environmental and EMI ruggedization qualification capabilities include temperature, vibration (sine & random), shock, humidity, and conducted emissions. Systems are ruggedized and tested to ensure they operate in harsh environments. Tests include: altitude, temperature-altitude, contaminate protection, explosive atmosphere, MIL-STD-461 EMI testing, and lightning testing.

Configuration Management Diagram

Program Configuration Management

Program management is offered at every step of the design and integration process. North Atlantic Industries (NAI) recognizes the importance of critical design disciplines and logistic processes, ensuring full product life cycle management. Our dedicated program management resources provide a single point of contact to all our support disciplines:

  • Application Engineering
  • Test Engineering
  • Safety Engineering
  • Quality Assurance
  • Obsolescence Management
  • Logistics
  • Reliability & Maintainability Engineering
  • Long-Term Repair & Calibration Support

Configuration Management

NAI’s Configuration Management Plan provides precise control over our product configurations at given points in time, systematically controlling changes to the configuration, and maintaining the integrity and traceability of the configurations throughout the product lifecycle.

The work products placed under configuration management include the software products, hardware products and documentation products that are delivered to the customer and the items, such as compiler, scripts and build and assembly documentation that are identified as required to create these products.

For those customer programs that require a strict ECO process, with parts traceability and replacement in accord with the base configuration, NAI also has a formal Configuration Management Program and the associated processes to deliver this level of support.

Qualification & Ruggedization

At North Atlantic Industries (NAI), our quality systems are certified to AS9100 Rev. D and ISO9001:2015 standards plus Federal Aviation Regulations FAR 21 & FAR 45.15. These standards establish the foundation of NAI's excellent reputation in delivering quality product. Rugged environmental standards include MIL-STD-810 & VITA 47.

Quality Assurance

NAI is committed to quality and excellence in all we do. Our in-house, certified QCI trainer ensures that all company assemblers and testers are trained and certified to IPC-A-610 standards. Our in-house, Automated Test Equipment (ATE) reduces delivery time to the customer and ensures every product is tested to the same rigorous standards throughout the production cycle.

Ruggedization equipment

Testing Capabilities

Our on-site testing capabilities encompass every facet, from design verification, product qualification, and environmental (EMI, Temperature and Vibration), to final production testing. Testing is automated to the fullest extent when possible to ensure consistent, repetitive, and accurate results.

Design Verification Testing

Once new products are released from engineering, the design verification test team performs a rigorous series of tests. These include electrical performance verification testing to design specifications, as well as environmental and qualification testing.

Ruggedization Parameters for our Board Level Products

All of our cPCI, VME and OpenVPX boards are designed for either air or conduction cooling. All boards also incorporate appropriate stiffening to ensure performance during shock and vibration and to assure reliable operation (lower fatigue stresses) over the service life of the product.

Parameters Commercial AC (Air-Cooled) Rugged AC (Air-Cooled) Rugged CC (Conduction-Cooled)
Temperature - Operating 0ºC to +70ºC, Ambient -40ºC to +85ºC, Ambient -40ºC to +85ºC, at wedgelock thermal interace
Temperature - Storage -40ºC to 85ºC -55ºC to 105ºC -55ºC to 105ºC
Humidity - Operating 0 to 95%, non-condensing 0 to 95%, non-condensing 0 to 95%, non-condensing
Humidity - Storage 0 to 95%, non-condensing 0 to 95%, non-condensing 0 to 95%, non-condensing
Vibration - Sine 2 g peak, 15 Hz - 2 kHz 6 g peak, 15 Hz - 2 kHz 10 g peak, 15 Hz - 2 kHz
Vibration - Random 0.002 g2/Hz, 15 Hz - 2kHz 0.04 g2/Hz, 15 Hz - 2 kHz 0.1 g2/Hz, 15 Hz - 2kHz
Shock 20 g peak, half-sine, 11 ms 30 g peak, half-sine, 11 ms 40 g peak, half-sine, 11 ms
Low Pressure Up to 15,000 ft. Up to 50,000 ft. Up to 50,000 ft.

Ruggedization Parameters for our Power Products

Our Rugged Power Supply products are designed to meet the parameters shown below.

Parameters Levels
Temperature - Operating -40º C to 85º C at 100% load (temperature measured at card edge, conduction via card edge)
Temperature - Storage -55º C to +105º C (per VITA 47 CC4)
Humidity 95% at 71º C per MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5 (non-condensing)
Vibration Per MIL-STD-810, Method 514, Procedure 1: Per VITA 47, Class V3
Shock 30 g's each axis per MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6, Procedure 1; Hammer shock per MIL-STD-901; 1/2 sine wave per VITA 47 OS2
Altitude 1,500 feet Below Sea Level to 60,000 feet Above Sea Level per VITA 47
ESD 15 kV EN61000-4-2 per VITA 47


At North Atlantic Industries (NAI), our Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) designs provide an intelligent platform and operating system (OS) independent approach, making the application software (SW) both simple to write and portable. The hardware includes embedded firmware (FW) that interfaces directly to the SW Application Programming Interface (API). Together, the FW/SW offer seamless software application integration for the NAI COSA I/O and communication functions.

Our Software Support Kits (SSKs) provide system integrators with the software components and knowledge base necessary to successfully develop applications for NAI embedded I/O boards and systems.

Software Diagram


Cyber Threats are pervasive in every aspect of our lives. It seems that every day we learn of a new hack or intrusion into our finances, personal lives and even our government. While these are extremely serious and concerning, they pale in comparison to an enemy maliciously hacking the war fighters who defend our safety throughout the world. North Atlantic Industries takes these threats seriously and is working hard to protect our systems against these threats.

NAI solutions are professionally engineered to provide the strongest and best security and protection available using the latest technology and best practices.

Futuristic lock shield protection

VPX & VITA Standards

The VPX standard allows North Atlantic Industries and others to meet the increasing embedded computing bandwidth requirements of critical applications that need to collect, analyze and display large amounts of data while balancing the environmental considerations of size, weight and power (SWaP).

NAI is proud to be actively involved in a variety of standards organizations and technical working groups, including in the VITA (VME International Trade Association) working group that developed the VITA 46 (VPX) standard.